"Golden Words," by Gary D. Schlapfer and Zhouqin Burnikel
Gary D. Schlapfer: I'm a retired math and science teacher based in Fremont, Nebraska. I met C.C. a few years ago in Minneapolis, and we have been good friends since. I now blog the Saturday puzzles for the L.A. Times Crossword Corner. We had fun going back and forth with the theme entry selections. We also considered HAUSFRAUEN but feared it might be a bit shaky, so we sent David the current set first.